I. STATUTE -- BASIC APPLICATION.

Idaho's Open Meeting Law is set forth in Idaho Code §§ 67-2340 through 67-2347. The Open Meeting Law was first enacted in 1974 and has been amended on several occasions since that time. The legislature’s statement of purpose included with the 1974 enactment of the Law contains broad language saying that it is the “policy of this state that the formation of public policy is public business and shall not be conducted in secret.” Idaho Code § 67-2340.